tegmen


teg·men

noun \ˈteg-mən\
plural teg·mi·na \-mə-nə\

Definition of TEGMEN

:  a superficial layer or covering usually of a plant or animal part

Origin of TEGMEN

New Latin tegmin-, tegmen, from Latin, covering, from tegere to cover — more at thatch
First Known Use: 1807

teg·men

noun \ˈteg-mən\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural teg·mi·na \-mə-nə\

Medical Definition of TEGMEN

: an anatomical layer or cover; specifically : tegmen tympani

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